Kayaking the Exumas: 2nd Annual, Day 1

Somehow, someway, the weather gods heard my calls and sensed my fears. Those howling winds came to a screeching halt. All morning, my undivided attention was nowhere else but on the movement (or lack thereof) of the palm fronds surrounding my rental. Happy happy joy joy!!! But would it last??? Good lord I hoped so. … Continue reading Kayaking the Exumas: 2nd Annual, Day 1

Isla Mujeres, Mexico: Swimming with Giants Part Uno

Where do I begin. Where do I even friggin begin. I’ve been avoiding this post because it’s just so difficult to convey the magic of an experience in writing. For me at least. But I’ll give it a shot, so here goes. As explained before, I’ve always fantasized about swimming with whale sharks and manta … Continue reading Isla Mujeres, Mexico: Swimming with Giants Part Uno

Isla Mujeres, Mexico: Ignorant Observations

It was the final summer weekend for the locals before they return to work and school, so the island was extremely busy. Surprisingly, we didn’t see as many Americans as we expected. Not disappointing, just surprising. There are two main streets on the island in the Playa Norte (north beach) area that are lined with … Continue reading Isla Mujeres, Mexico: Ignorant Observations

Isla Mujeres, Mexico: Swimming With Giants

Guilty. <waiving hand in air> I’m guilty of it.  I’m guilty of thinking (saying) “that’s a dream of mine!” but yet have no plan and take no action towards physically making that dream come true. Until now. As a young girl, I was enamored by all things underwater. I dreamt of being a dolphin trainer … Continue reading Isla Mujeres, Mexico: Swimming With Giants